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RE: Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

Great info -- thanks!!
profdant139 10/22/20 04:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: posting pictures

Seriously, Wilusa, this method (above) is really easy and worthwhile -- you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Photos often make the messages more interesting and informative. And if you are having a problem with your RV, a photo often makes it easier for the folks to diagnose the issue and give you helpful tips.
profdant139 10/22/20 10:16am Travel Trailers
Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

We are hoping to get to southern Utah sometime later this year -- lots of boondocking available all over the place! Just one problem: the dirt roads get very slick in wet weather -- the soil contains lots of bentonite, which is a clay that is so slippery that it is used as an industrial lubricant! There are many warnings on the BLM and national forest websites that tell us to avoid certain roads in wet weather. Fair enough -- I've been warned. But in general, how long do the roads stay wet after a rain? A day? A week? How does one know when it is safe to venture out into the back country? Thanks in advance for your advice, especially if you have real-world experience with this issue!
profdant139 10/21/20 05:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New NPS campground planning doc. Comments called for.

Thanks for posting this -- well done!
profdant139 10/18/20 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

Jon, that's a great photo you put on your fridge!! Where did you get such a big print, and how did you mount it to the curved surface of the door? Wild guess -- is that Chaco Canyon? And just to stay on topic, how do you tighten the strap and how is it attached to the sides of the fridge?
profdant139 10/15/20 10:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

I put small eye hooks on either side of the fridge and then put a bungee cord from one eye hook to the other. Very simple and inelegant. But it works, no matter how bumpy the road. Also, make sure that putting the bungee cord in place is part of your written pre-departure checklist, along with retracting the stabilizers and removing the power cord and so forth.
profdant139 10/13/20 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: And off we go

Are you boondocking on the North Rim? There are some spectacular spots out on the Rainbow Rim in the Kaibab National Forest. This blog post may be of interest: Zion and Rainbow Rim Good luck, and stay safe!!
profdant139 10/11/20 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Adding underbelly weather protection, is it safe?

Many manufacturers use coroplast underbellies. It comes in a wide range of thicknesses. I would guess that it is easier to work with than metal. I have never seen a metal underbelly -- there might be a reason that metal is rarely, if ever, used for that purpose?
profdant139 10/11/20 10:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 120 days and counting

That looks like it's going to be a beautiful house -- congratulations!! Is that a metal roof?
profdant139 10/10/20 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Zion to Escalante - UPDATE

riltri, there are a lot of roads just like that highway throughout Utah and the West -- they are not bad for towing if you take it easy and use the pullouts to let the faster folks go by. Yes, I agree -- at first, twisty roads can be intimidating. But like they say, practice makes perfect. Hang in there!!
profdant139 10/09/20 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Atlanta to Grand Canyon with 10 days

I agree -- New Orleans is not a great place to take the kiddies. But since this trip is a celebration of the OP's 30th anniversary, I bet the kiddies might be old enough to tag along, if that's what the OP wants. ;) And yes, we are talking to ourselves. But it's 2020, and everyone else at home is tired of listening to me rant and rave. ;)
profdant139 10/07/20 09:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Atlanta to Grand Canyon with 10 days

wildtoad's remark made me laugh out loud -- well done! And to the OP, you mention that you are a newbie. As a newbie, I did a couple of "mostly-driving" trips until I figured out that they were more work than fun. Just a thought -- New Orleans in cooler weather is a lot of fun. Music and food at night, long walks during the day to burn off the calories. And there is the Cajun country near Lafayette. If you have never heard zydeco, you are in for a treat! Less than 500 miles each way.
profdant139 10/06/20 04:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Norcold fridge issue

Try this link -- it's great -- just upload your photo, copy the code, and paste it into your message -- really, really easy. Looking forward to seeing your pictures! Photo posting
profdant139 10/06/20 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Aluminum or fiberglass trailer

The other possible difference is insulation -- many aluminum units have pink fiberglass batting in the walls, while many fiberglass-sided units have styrofoam sandwich in the walls. The styrofoam usually has a higher "R" rating -- it provides more insulation. But these generalizations are not always true -- I think there are some aluminum units with styrofoam.
profdant139 10/04/20 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Series campers?

Here is a review -- might be helpful. On that same forum, do a search for "black series" -- there are several postings: Review
profdant139 10/03/20 10:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interesting portable wind turbine -- looks like a barrel!

piano, that is a good point about jet engine turbines -- if you go to that link and look at the video, the turbine assembly looks kind of like the interior of a jet engine. Very interesting design.
profdant139 10/01/20 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Interesting portable wind turbine -- looks like a barrel!

Here's a photo of this device: "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
profdant139 09/30/20 05:37pm Tech Issues
Interesting portable wind turbine -- looks like a barrel!

The article mentions use of this item by RVers: Portable wind turbine I have no idea if this is really worthwhile for the RV market.
profdant139 09/30/20 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

trailmanor, I like your idea of cutting little slots all around and then bending the uncut pieces to enlarge the hole. It's not elegant, but it gets the job done. When you are done, you can clean up the little spikes and shards with a round metal rasp. And then if the raggedy edges of the hole are still visible after you install the new jack, slap on some caulking around the perimeter to hide the mess. ;)
profdant139 09/29/20 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Elko Nevada to Cedar City Utah-Help!

If there is any way you can carve out a couple of days for Great Basin Natl Park, it is well worth adjusting your route a little: Great Basin
profdant139 09/26/20 10:14pm Roads and Routes
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